The guesswork is still going on and the rumors are still needs to be confirmed – Google actually killed the Nexus line, introducing its new Pixel last year, now get all set for next smartphone: Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Well, HTC and LG, it seems, also participated in the development, but not the point.
The phones are powered by the newest and most powerful Snapdragon 835 processors, equipped with 5 inch displays with 1080p and 5.7 inches with 1440p, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel cameras, and good sized batteries.
The phones Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, have Daydream VR platforms for children, and will provide free huge storage capacity for storing photos and videos in the original resolution, as well as 4K video.
How much will these devices cost and when will they be available? Phones would be available in the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Australia, from the 13th they will appear in other markets, for example, in India, and the release date is set for October 20. In America, delivery will be handled exclusively by Verizon.
Autofocus works very quickly, the automation determines all the necessary shooting parameters accurately. In this plan, taking photos on Google Pixel 2 is about as comfortable as on the iPhone 7. It’s enough just to compose a frame on the screen, poke it where you need to focus, and if necessary, make everything brighter or darker by swiping your finger on the screen up or down.
The camera is good, but the image stabilizer is not here, and there are a lot of noise on the night photos. Automation works quickly and accurately. The Google Pixel 2 camera is as friendly to beginners as the iPhone 7 camera.
The lack of a stabilizer is strongly felt when shooting dynamic scenes, but especially clearly the shortage is noticeable in the videos. Pixel 2 can record them in Full HD or 4K, but in both cases the image is heavily smeared with each motion. It is almost impossible to shoot on the go because of this.
The SELFI-camera did not impress anything, but it did not upset either. The level is slightly higher than that of the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. But Sony Xperia Z5 and, especially, Huawei Mate 9 self-portraits are better.
Price for Google Pixel 2 is said to be $ 699. Of course, Pixel 2 will be offered unlocked and also works with the Project Fi network from Google. Pixel 2 with 128 GB of internal memory costs $ 749, and for $ 769 you can buy a larger Pixel 2 XL with 32 GB, if you need even more memory – 128 GB – the price is $ 869. The blue version seems to be available only for the US.